Colossians 1:12

“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Giuing thanks vnto the Father, which hath made vs meete to be partakers of the inheritance of the Saints in light:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Giving praise to the Father who has given us a part in the heritage of the saints in light;
- Basic English Bible

giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit for sharing the portion of the saints in light,
- Darby Bible

Giving thanks to the Father, who hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
- Webster's Bible

and give thanks to the Father who has made us fit to receive our share of the inheritance of God's people in Light.
- Weymouth Bible

giving thanks to the Father, who made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light;
- World English Bible

that ye do thankyngis to God and to the fadir, which made you worthi in to the part of eritage of hooli men in liyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

Giving thanks to the Father who did make us meet for the participation of the inheritance of the saints in the light,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:12


1:12 Who, by justifying and sanctifying us, hath made us meet for glory.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:12


Col 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father. In the midst of the trials which call for patience and long-suffering, still joyful and thankful to the Father that he hath made us fit to be partakers. Fit to have a share. Once, then, they were unfit. Of the inheritance of the saints. God's infinite love had called them to be children, heirs, and joint-heirs with Christ. The heavenly inheritance is meant. To have a share with the saints in light is to be heirs of heavenly felicity. In light. Light is a symbol of purity and blessedness. It is in contrast with darkness in Col 1:13.

Discussion for Colossians 1

  • Ray321
    25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God 26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: Paul is a minister to the Church of Collosians, ministering the secrets that Jesus told him. Now the mystery is revealed.
  • Steve morrow
    --- WHO GETS IN --- COLOSSIANS 1:21 AND YOU THAT WERE SOMETIME ALIENATED AND ENEMIES IN YOUR MIND BY WICKED WORKS YET NOW HATH HE RECONCILED 1:22 IN THE BODY OF HIS FLESH THROUGH DEATH TO PRESENT YOU HOLY AND UNBLAMEABLE AND UNREPROVEABLE IN HIS SIGHT
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:23 --- IF YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER****MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE --- FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS --- THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT
  • Lu2677
    Felicia;In this chapter Colossians 1;10-29 has some answers to your question. We are given an opportunity to quickly have info at our fingertips; if you haven't used it yet, try the search button above. Type in the words you are asking about one at a time;you will have all the verse that contains the word knowledge, or wisdom etc. It is not 100% but it is a good start. Choose context or chapter.
  • A disciple
    Additionally, Haven't you read the Prophets? or much of the Evangelists' Narratives? If the LORD could not communicate to people "before they're saved" how in the world could ANYONE ever get saved? How does one believe in Someone or something without any understanding? God is the Author of Order, and Intelligence, just as He is the Author and Creator of our souls, which He made in His image.
  • A disciple
    Bruce; When did the Lord Jesus ever turn someone away and not answer their question? In fact just the opposite of what you say, Jesus always answered everyone; even when the word was apparently too high for them to grasp it. It's the Spirit's business to move upon the inward parts of people; it's our part, whoever has His Word, to speak His word faithfully. Let God be in charge of His own things!

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